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We're all to blame for the foreign fighter reality by C August Elliott from

6585394-3x2-460x307.png The global media is being manipulated for real-time gain on the battlefield, and as such it is no longer just an observer of human conflict - it is an active participant, writes C August Elliott. ...
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Second Liberal MP Alan Tudge snubs ABC’s Q&A by Sid Maher Jared Owens from

Tony Abbott’s parliamentary secretary Alan Tudge has withdrawn from tonight’s Q&A program on the ABC as the row between the government and national broadcaster over convicted criminal and “terrorist sympathiser’’ Zaky ­Mallah deepened. ...
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ABC scandal: Zaky Mallah had previous invitations to Q&A by Sharri Markson from

158906-16629790-1bda-11e5-a1a4-9f2e65ecd908.png ABC producers had invited convicted criminal and “terrorist sympathiser” Zaky Mallah to be part of Q&A’s audience on previous occasions, approaching him after he passed the ABC’s screening process without raising any flags. ...
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Jihadis and leftists, united in misogyny by Jennifer Oriel from

376009-2e2af792-1a49-11e5-bff3-310610f0dfe2.png After hearing the standard Islamist narrative on the ABC — that is, Islamists charged with threatening violence are victims of government action to stop terrorism — Q&A’s audience applauded Mallah. That tells us a lot about the state of left-wing politics today. ...
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Q&A — ABC arranged Zaky Mallah ambush: take that as a comment by Sharri Markson from

The ABC deliberately arranged for a “convicted criminal and terrorist sympathiser” to confront federal MPs on one of its top-rating ­programs, raising security fears and unleashing a fierce political backlash. “It was certainly surprising that there appeared to be such a large number of people who would applaud an individual who confessed he had aspired to murder an Australian official and espoused views that run so contrary to mainstream Australian values,” he said. “To get that number of people enthusiastically clapping was quite a surprise.” ...
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Does Islam have a role in suicide bombings by A.J. Caschetta from

1393.png When journalists, historians, psychologists, and experts in group dynamics, organizational structures, and criminal justice write about the unique set of circumstances that lead to suicide terrorism, they share the view that Islam has little to do with it. Most analysts either downplay or ignore altogether the role of Islam in suicide terrorism while some attempt to refute the connection and condemn others for not doing so. ...
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Obama’s Faith in anti-Semites and the Cost by Steve Apfel from

q_top.png Has no one taught Obama that the extermination of Jews was not a means to an end but an end in itself? ...
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The Cartoon Wars by Douglas Murray from

1061.png It is most important to keep on challenging these would-be censors, so that people with Kalashnikov rifles do not make our customs and laws. ...
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Breaking the silence report by Matti Friedman from

I hope that most intelligent people have stopped taking international press coverage of Israel too seriously. But there are a few things that are important to understand. ...
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Why Is Israel Criticized for Helping Nepal Earthquake Victims? by Steven A. Cook from

injured-nepal-resident-and-doctors.jpg?itok=6tgogeov.png Last week, Israel took criticism for sending a contingent of doctors and search-and-rescue specialists to Nepal to participate in the earthquake relief efforts. Read that again. There is no “not” in between “for” and “sending.” ...
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Don't worry Israel our MPs are mates with Palestine too by Rowan Dean from

1430445398169.png Off to Gaza! Wow. Crazy architecture. Every hospital doubles as a rocket-launching pad, every kiddies playground doubles as a missile silo! Far out! I ask people how come they stay here and they explain that Hamas will shoot them if they try to leave. Fair point. ...
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Free Fall in the Middle East by Editor from

If we had a Republican President and the Middle East were in this much of a mess, and the Administration had been repeatedly exposed as having fundamentally misjudged major developments (calling ISIS the “jayvee team,” Yemen a success, Erdogan a reliable partner, etc. etc.), the NYT would be calling for impeachment and howling about the end of the world. ...
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Associated Mess How the AP Botched Its Investigation of Civilian Deaths in the Israel-Hamas War by Richard Behar and Gary Weiss from

Posed photographs. Intentional miscategorizations. Buried corrections. One-sided sourcing. Cherry-picked quotes. And a just-plain-wrong conclusion about "most" Gaza casualties being civilians. ...
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Leftists like Miriam Margolyes are helping Hamas by criticising Israel by Ted Lapkin from

THE moment actress Miriam Margolyes opened her mouth to opine on anti-Semitism during the ABC’s Q&A this week, the moral rot at the heart of 21st-century leftist thought came on full display. ...
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Netanyahu to Congress - Spring 2015 by Benjamin Netanyahu from

Full text of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress, March 3, 2015. ...
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Missing the Point—and Lesson—of Buddhist Anti-Muslim Sentiment by Raymond Ibrahim from

1023.png Ongoing reports decrying "anti-Muslim" Buddhists seem to miss the point: this antipathy did not appear out of thin air but rather in response to Islamic aggression—the same Islamic aggression the rest of the world is trying to cope with. ...
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Of course there is a crisis in US Israel relations by Mort Klein and Daniel Mandel from

showimage.ashx?id=252663&h=530&w=758.png President Obama seems willing to tolerate an Iranian nuclear weapons threshold capacity – but Israel is not. Of course there’s a crisis. ...
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Coup d'etat? by Martin Sherman from

What we are witnessing is, in effect, little less than an attempt at a bloodless coup d'état - conducted, not by the military, but by the messianic, indeed manic, mainstream media, buttressed by affiliated like-minded civil society elites, in a frenzied effort to impose their minority worldview on the nation. ...
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Palestinian moves to join ICC have nothing to do with justice by Einat Wilf from

Is Israel's reluctance to co-operate with the ICC investigation into war crimes a sign of guilt? ...
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Obama’s surrender by Mort Klein and Daniel Mandel from

obama-iran.jpeg.png President Obama has a six year record of indulging and conceding to Iran, without having achieved anything to prevent it becoming a nuclear power, which he’s repeatedly and publicly proclaimed he would do “everything, everything” to prevent. ...
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